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Wednesday, July 5 2017

Amie Zarling on campus

New intervention program reduces domestic violence recidivism rates, Iowa State study finds

Most states mandate that domestic violence offenders complete some type of batterer intervention program, but the success rates are often quite low. That is why the results of a new method developed by an Iowa State University professor are so promising.

Ginny Wangerin standing near nurses' station at Mary Greeley Medical Center

New Iowa State degree to advance skills of nurses, improve patient care

The Iowa Board of Regents has approved plans for a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Iowa State University. The RN-BSN is a continuation program designed for registered nurses – those working in the field as well as recent graduates of approved nursing programs – who want to earn their bachelor’s degree. The program will begin in fall 2018.

adult and nymph deer ticks

Mosquitoes and ticks: Iowa State University entomologist urges summertime awareness

An Iowa State University entomologist is encouraging Iowans to take precautions to protect themselves this summer from mosquitoes and ticks, which may carry serious illnesses such as West Nile.

Food on refrigerator shelves

Look inside your own pantry or fridge to find the top culprit of food waste

Did you know you throw out about 20 pounds of food every month? Nearly 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. goes to waste. Iowa State University experts have tips for reducing waste at home, and look at how the food service industry is working to do the same. 

Bee approaching clover plant

ISU researchers receive $1 million grant to study whether prairies can help beehives keep the weight on

Iowa State University researchers are studying how prairie may help honey bees build sufficient honey stores to last through lean winters. The research group recently received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to further the project.